One of the things that is amazing about traveling the world, is being able to meet up with people you have met along the way at a later time. It’s even better when you get to see them in their own element… their hometown! Lucky for us, our friends G and Y live near Bedford and invited us over to stay for a weekend to show us around the countryside north of London.
After we arrived at their lovely home and got settled, they started our sightseeing adventure by taking us on a walk around High Street in a quaint and beautiful town called Stamford. There was a UB40 concert there that night, so it was busy with people walking towards the concert wearing UB40 t-shirts (I didn’t even realize they were that popular!).
(Also, I realized after a while traveling in England, that every town has a High Street… Anyone know what the significance of that is?)
Then we had dinner at a Michelin rated restaurant which I will write more about in my upcoming British food post.
After dinner we walked around the little village of Lyddington. We walked down a road lined with houses built in the 1600’s, some with actual thatched roofs! It was a trip for me as I didn’t realize that houses are still made with them. We walked around the Lyddington Bebe House which was surrounded by an old graveyard that Zoë ran through with reckless disregard for the respect that probably needed to be shown for the dead buried centuries earlier. It was later in the evening so we didn’t stop her, hopefully we didn’t offend anyone… I don’t think we did.
That was just the first day of sightseeing, there is so much more to tell you about. In my Friday post this week I am going to tell you about our time at Rockingham Castle. And here’s a hint… there were men in armor on horseback involved!